Cole Schisler

Two people support each other in front of flowers at a makeshift memorial at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cole’s Notes: Hatred has no place anywhere

Challenge issued to combat acts of hatred with your own acts of kindness

Two people support each other in front of flowers at a makeshift memorial at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)

Ladysmith Search and Rescue saves hiker lost overnight in the Timberlands area

North Shore Search and Rescue responded with a helicopter to safely extract the hiker

LSR members were assisted by North Shore Search and Rescue to extract a hiker who got lost in extreme winter conditions. (Faye Hjort photo)
NOVFD and LFR firefighters worked to extinguish a chimney fire on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Kris Hill photo)

Fire crews save home from chimney fire near Ladysmith

The fire was called in at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 10

NOVFD and LFR firefighters worked to extinguish a chimney fire on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Kris Hill photo)
Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)

Vancouver Island birth photographer wins international competition

Ashley Marston’s winning photo ‘Daddy’s Girls’ captured Ladysmith’s family welcoming their newborn

Ashley Marston’s award winning photo of Justin Webber bonding with his newborn baby Junia, and his daughters Evelyn, Olivia, and Avery. (Ashley Marston photo)
Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)

Lost Ladysmith dog found after 12 days in snowy wilderness

Shelley Meyers found Bono on the west end of Holland Lake

Shelley Meyers and Bono on their long drive down from Holland Lake. (Submitted photo)
Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)

‘He’s my whole world’: Ladysmith rallies together to find missing dog

Volunteers are needed to join the search for Bono

Bono, the three-year-old King Doberman Pinscher went missing on Tuesday Jan. 26. (Submitted photo)
Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)

Fossilized bone found south of Ladysmith could be ancient marine reptile

Fragments may belong to a plesiosaur, a mosasaurus, or a form of marine turtle

Mark Turner found bone fragments that are believed to be from a marine reptile at a fossil site south of Ladysmith. (Mark Turner photo)
Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)

Island Health apologizes after mom says Ladysmith urgent care treatment was racist

Community leaders call for action and real change to address systemic racism

Ladysmith Community Health Centre. (Cole Schisler photo)
A sign for the B.C. provincial election is seen in Surrey. The election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

Editorial: Please, Prime Minister Trudeau, don’t call a spring election

Vancouver Island voters need a time out from all the election overkill

A sign for the B.C. provincial election is seen in Surrey. The election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Jessica Lowry created a series of videos to engage Ladysmith Intermediate School students in mindfulness. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island school and artist introducing students to mindfulness

Ladysmith artist Jessica Lowry created a series of 36 videos to help students learn the practice

Jessica Lowry created a series of videos to engage Ladysmith Intermediate School students in mindfulness. (Submitted photo)
Braden Holtby’s new mask designed in collaboration with Luke Marston and David Gunnarsson. (Mike Wavrecan photo)

Vancouver Island Coast Salish artist unveils new mask for Canucks goalie

Braden Holtby’s new mask features artwork by Luke Marston inspired by the legend of the seawolf

Braden Holtby’s new mask designed in collaboration with Luke Marston and David Gunnarsson. (Mike Wavrecan photo)
Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien brings Vancouver Island to the small screen with January premiere

Quirky series shot in Ladysmith will air every Wednesday on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel

Alan Tudyk stars as Alien Harry Vanderspeigel in the new series Resident Alien (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)
A group of protesters raised objections to the project. (Cole Schisler photo)

Bridge through popular Ladysmith trail system going ahead despite protest

Holland Creek crossing construction commences in Ladysmith amid protest

A group of protesters raised objections to the project. (Cole Schisler photo)
Vehicles pass through the Roberts Street intersection on a sunny winter day. (Cole Schisler photo)

‘Don’t push your speed’: highway drivers encouraged to slow down

91 collisions have been reported where highway and town traffic intersect in Ladysmith

Vehicles pass through the Roberts Street intersection on a sunny winter day. (Cole Schisler photo)
Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island broadcaster launches Indigenous podcast

Tchadas Leo’s Our Native Land is available on all streaming platforms

Tchadas Leo combines his broadcast experience and passion for his culture to his new podcast: Our Native Land. (Submitted photo)
Dina Stuehler stands in front of the Duncan location prior to its opening in 2019. (Ironworks Cafe & Creperie/Facebook photo)

Ironworks Cafe & Creperie opens new location in Nanaimo

The Nanaimo location is expected to open Friday, December 18

Dina Stuehler stands in front of the Duncan location prior to its opening in 2019. (Ironworks Cafe & Creperie/Facebook photo)
Valerie Sinclaire won $5,200 in the Save On Foods Win Win Event. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith woman wins ‘Groceries for a Year’ from Save On Foods

Valerie Sinclaire is looking to share her winnings with friends and family

Valerie Sinclaire won $5,200 in the Save On Foods Win Win Event. (Submitted photo)
Santa Roy McKee flicked the switch to light up the Oyster Harbour courtyard. (Submitted photo)

Ladysmith care home brings Light Up home for their residents

Staff at Oyster Harbour lit up their courtyard so residents can enjoy Light Up in their own way

Santa Roy McKee flicked the switch to light up the Oyster Harbour courtyard. (Submitted photo)
Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)

Pamela Anderson calls on Horgan to ban fur farming after COVID-19 outbreak at mink farm

There are approximately 13 mink farms in B.C., almost all of which are in the Fraser Valley

Anderson’s letter states that minks live in deplorable conditions, and calls on Premier Horgan to ban fur farming in B.C. (Carmelo Redondo photo)
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Editorial: Please don’t travel for the holidays

You are in control of what this province will look like come New Year’s Eve

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